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April Cooper Promoted to Vice President, Community Programs

Today, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) is excited to announce April Cooper has been promoted to Vice President, Community Programs, effective immediately.  April joined our staff as Director, Community Programs in January 2017.  Since then, she has made an indelible mark in multiple areas.  From the beginning, April used her incredible analytical skills to bring new discipline and energy to our special events, in particular the Step Forward to Cure TSC walks, Minnesota Sound Bites and our signature annual event, Comedy for a Cure in Hollywood.  In October 2019, April planned and staged the largest and most successful event in the TS Alliance’s history – our 45th Anniversary Gala, which raised a staggering $1 million.  Over the same time, she was charged with overseeing our Community Programs staff and all volunteer leaders, events and educational efforts related to our vast Community Alliance program.

Now, with the recent retirement of Dena Hook, April has assumed additional oversight responsibilities for the TS Alliance’s ever-growing peer-to-peer volunteer support programs, which serve the entire lifespan of any family or individual affected by tuberous sclerosis complex. These programs include TSC Connect, Adult Regional Coordinators, Future Leaders, Dependent Adult Transition Resource Coordinators, Education Parent Mentors and others.  April and her Community Programs staff also plan and direct the TS Alliance’s e-Webinars, town halls and other educational opportunities, including the upcoming World TSC Conference.

The TS Alliance hopes you’ll join us to congratulate April on this well-deserved promotion!